This month is all about growing your collection! You'll receive approximately 24 cuttings in a rainbow of colors!
Want to hit a home run growing cuttings? Here are some tips to be successful.
Getting Succulent Cuttings to Grow Roots:
- Select healthy cuttings: Choose mature, healthy succulent stems or leaves for propagation.
- Allow cuttings to callus: Place cuttings in a dry, shaded area for a few days to form a callus. This helps prevent rot when rooting.
- Use a suitable rooting medium: Consider using coco coir, a fantastic option due to its water retention capabilities and ability to promote root growth.
- Position cuttings in bright, indirect light: Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight during the initial rooting stage.
Using Coco Coir as a Rooting Medium:
- Coco coir is an EXCELLENT medium to start roots on cuttings. You can purchase a block HERE that would be enough to root out hundreds of cuttings.
- Excellent water retention: Coco coir retains moisture well, providing a suitable environment for root development without excessive wetness.
- Promotes healthy root growth: Coco coir is airy and allows roots to breathe while retaining the necessary moisture for succulent cuttings.
- Sustainability and eco-friendliness: Coco coir is a renewable resource made from coconut husks, making it an environmentally friendly choice for gardeners.
- Remember, caring for succulent cuttings requires patience and attention to their specific needs. By following these guidelines and adapting them to your particular succulent varieties, you can enjoy successful propagation and the growth of healthy, thriving succulents in your collection.
Watering Succulent Cuttings:
- Start with a light misting: After planting the cuttings, lightly mist the soil surface to provide moisture without oversaturating the rooting medium.
- Gradually increase watering frequency: As the cuttings develop roots, increase the frequency of watering but always ensure the soil is dry before the next watering.
- Water sparingly: Succulent cuttings are prone to rot if overwatered. Aim for a balance, allowing the soil to dry out between watering sessions.
- Well-draining soil mix: Use a well-draining soil composed of 50% regular potting soil and 50% coarse sand or perlite. This mix allows excess water to flow out quickly.
- Suitable soil pH: Succulents prefer a slightly acidic to neutral pH range, typically around 6.0 to 7.0. Adjust soil acidity if necessary using additives like dolomite lime or sulfur.
- Indirect sunlight: Place cuttings in a spot with bright, indirect light, as direct sunlight can scorch the tender cuttings. A windowsill or well-lit room is usually ideal. Shade is not the same as indirect light. Bright Indirect Light: Bright indirect light refers to a situation where the plants receive a good amount of light, but it is diffused or filtered in some way. In this lighting condition, the succulent cuttings are not exposed to direct sunlight, which can be too intense and potentially cause sunburn or damage to the tender leaves or stems. Bright indirect light typically occurs near a sunny window where the sunlight is filtered through curtains, blinds, or sheer fabrics, or in a location that receives bright, reflected light without direct exposure to the sun's rays.
- Gradual acclimation to sunlight: After rooting and establishing, gradually introduce the succulent cuttings to more direct sunlight over a period of several weeks to avoid sunburn.